Tesla Model S P100D 1/4 Mile Testing at Palm Beach International Raceway vs a Huracan and Nissan GT-R

September 24th, 2016


While we got rained out last week and weather wasn’t looking good for this week either, we headed out to Palm Beach International Raceway to give the all new Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous it’s first real world test down the 1/4 mile drag strip. Luckily the weather held and we got some awesome races in.

To make things interesting we lined up the Tesla vs a Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 and based on previous runs with the Huracan and some Racelogic VBOX tests with the P100D, we knew it was going to be a close race.  Behind the wheel of the new Tesla was Dan, a long time Tesla owner but new comer to world of drag racing making his first pass down the drag strip while racing heads up against a Lamborghini Huracan with myself at the wheel.  After some practice sessions using a iPhone app that tests drag racing staging along with reaction times, Dan was ready to go.

The results where impressive with both the Tesla and the Lamborghini both running in the 10.7-10.8 range.  The best time of the night for the Tesla was 10.806 @ 122.31 MPH and the Lamborghini Huracan’s best was a 10.79 @ 128.7 MPH.  However, heads up racing is just that, and it was a photo finish ending when the two cars raced all out down the track side by side.

Next up was a heads up race between the Tesla P100D and a Nissan GT-R modified with a mid-pipe and custom tune to add some additional horsepower and torque to the already powerful 3.8L Twin Turbo V6.  This time I drove the Tesla and the owner of the ToTheFloor YouTube channel was driving the Nissan GT-R.  Knowing how fast this GT-R is, reaction time was key, and as you’ll see below it’s another photo finish.

We should note that the Tesla’s best run of the night was done at just 82% state of charge and we believe we’ll do better next time out at 90% and above.  We’ll be taking delivery of our Tesla Model S P100D this week and should be at the track soon after for some more testing and expect to be well into the 10.7x range in the 1/4 mile.  Take a look at data and time slips for the Tesla below and if you’re looking for a new or used Tesla check out what they have over at duPont Registry:

2016 Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous 1/4 Mile Test Data